Newsletter November 2018

Dear Ones,      We are keeping you all in our prayers as we are entering the festive season which for many of us can also be challenging with the many demands that follow. Nevertheless we rest in the Lord and trust that He will live and move and work in us to accomplish His will. We are already overjoyed to report the following:


 Over half a ton of ice cream was generously donated by our friends from Helping Hand. It was distributed to: 5 soup kitchens, and 8 ECD (Early Childcare Development) centers, as well as to each of our students, etc.

Over half a ton of ice cream was generously donated by our friends from Helping Hand. It was distributed to: 5 soup kitchens, and 8 ECD (Early Childcare Development) centers, as well as to each of our students, etc.

Delivering to Joyce’s soup kitchen!

Bright Stars Nomazamo! The next time our bakkie pulled up we were greeted with excited chanting of, “Ice cream,  Ice Cream! Hahaha!

Lathi-Tha, Sir Lowry’s Pass!

Some of our students receiving ice cream. All eager to go home to bless and surprise their families and friends.


We also received somewhere between 3-400 kg of rabbit meat. A big THANK YOU to Leon and family. Like the ice cream it was distributed to several kitchens, ECD centers, etc

Joyce’s soup kitchen, Sir Lowry’s  Pass!

Emily’s Play School from where again distribution was made to other centers.

Hetta, who runs a soup kitchen for the neighborhood children and seeks to help and assist some of her neighbors.


….and some of her “angels”. Hahaha!

Lathi-Tha, Sir Lowry’s Pass!


We were also blessed to be able to distribute 15 large boxes of Weet-Bix. These went to 8 ECD centers and 1 kitchen.

Bright Stars receiving Weet-Bix and Dis-Chem supplies. Altogether 6 boxes of Dis-Chem supplies were distributed.

Bright Stars preparing breakfast using Weet-Bix and milk donated by Force4Good. 

A young, but strong Happy Helper — the son of the lady that runs the Sunshine ECD center in Sir Lowry’s Pass!

Lathi-Tha Sir Lowry’s Pass.

Hetta and her daughter who tin a soup kitchen for the children!

Again we were able to also bless some of our students! Hank the Lord for His goodness and the abundant life!

One hundred liters of milk was distributed to 4 ECD centers located in Sir Lowry’s Pass and Nomzamo!

Emily’s Play School—Sir Lowry’s Pass!

Bright Stars—Nomzamo

Mila’s Angels — Sir Lowry’s Pass!

 Sunshine Kids — Sir Lowry’s Pass!


We want to thank our dear friends as well as our precious Gracelife family for all the clothing, etc that was donated to our work this month. As the following photos shows it was distributed to some of the most needy families!

Top and below: some of the women going through the clothing and picking out things for themselves and their families. We send a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who blessed us with this       clothing.

As mentioned earlier we also distributed 6 boxes of Dis-Chem this month, some of which is also seen in the photo here. We thank Dis-Chem for their faithful support over the years.


Seen here and in some of the following pages are some of our student groups. These are people that through studying the truth of God’s Word and being built up from the inside out will never again be the same. As seen in the photo here the Lord is raising up more leaders from our ranks and here Emily is teaching one of our news groups that basics of Christianity from the course Rooted, developed by Shayne B. Holesgrove.

This Life Group, which is being run by Philip, is going though a course by Berry Bennett on Healing!

Another group, run by Rita, studying through the Rooted course.

Seen here are our Bible School students who are diligently studying and have already passed several tests!

Another group studying ‘How to Become Water Walkers’ by A. Wommack learning some of the basic laws of faith.

Some of us (seen on the front row) also attended a workshop for women on ‘Spirit, Soul and Body’ run by Gracelife.

 To celebrate a year well spent (although it has not yet come to a close) we met together for a delicious braai with some of the other group leaders. Here we are talking  as everyone was giving the opportunity to share testimonies!


Once again THANK YOU to Dis-Chem for their faithful and much appreciated support!

We also thank Woolworths for assisting Joyce’s soup kitchen twice weekly. A tremendous help and blessing!

A big THANK YOU to SFA Sweetlands for assisting us with lots of goodies for party-packs for the children. A team has already been assembled that will meet to stuff and prepare approximately 150 Party-Packs! Thank you!


We are very thankful to Gordon’s Bay’s Business Forum for recognizing our work in the community and this year assisting us with a donation towards the work. Thank you sooo  much. We feel very honored!

Thank you to each and everyone who is partnering with us. We are very grateful for all that we through the help of the Lord and as a team are able to accomplish. We are also very happy to show that progress is being made in our goal towards getting a much needed 9-seater for the ministry. We are still on the look-out for the right vehicle and if any of you come across something suitable please inform us. Thank you!

In closing we again want to THANK those of you that are backing us up and enabling us to carry one. If any of you reading this are not yet partnering with us, but would like to do so, please do not hesitate. For more information contact us on:

Christmas Appeal 2018

We, Philip and Rita, are born again Christians. We have been doing missionary work most of our lives in many countries around the world. We believe in preaching the Gospel in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, as well as being a practical sample of the Lord’s love and care, by feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and healing the sick. Isaiah 58:6-7; Matthew 25: 35-40. We invite you to be part of this exciting work by partnering with us!


Part of our joy at this season is help ensure that everyone’s hearts and spirits are lifted and encouraged. We would like to prepare a feast for the less fortunate. For that we would need the following:

10 kg mince 
20kg Chicken quarter legs50 kg potatoes
12 heads of cabbage
15 kg carrots
20 kg onions
20 kg rice
20 kg pasta
5 liter tomato sauce
5 kg mayonnaise
5 liters cooking oil
40 liters juice

PS: You can help by either providing some of the above items or finances towards it. Thank you!


Assisting needy single mothers and struggling families with Food Hampers has over the years become a Christmas tradition for us! People are now looking forward to it as it helps tie them over during the holiday season.
We would like to assist either with a voucher for Shoprite or Checkers, or an actual food hamper. Please feel free to contribute either way. We are aiming at providing to the value of + R 300.
We hope to provide + 30 vouchers/ food hampers. If the Lord should lay it on your heart to contribute in this way please know that the happy family/families on the receiving end will be extremely thankful.
Or if you prefer to donate funds towards this you may do so to the following account specifying that the funds are for the Food Hamper Gift Cards and how many gift cards you would like to donate. Thank you so much:. Please use the account listed below. You may also contribute without specifying and we will then channel the funds as needed.

Christmas is especially an exciting event for the children, which they anticipate with lots of hope and excitement. For this reason we like to contribute towards meeting some of these expectations. For the past many years we have sought to help ECD centers (Early Childhood Development centers).
We are aiming to help provide special treats for the groups to enjoy on the day of their Christmas celebration. + 350 cj
Some suggestions are:
And/or the like!


We are active all year round finding ways to help and ease the plight of the underprivileged.
Some of the ways we go about this is:
· Helping to improve living conditions
· Bringing supplies: food, clothing, etc.
· Educational materials for ECD centers.
· Preaching the Gospel and establishing new believers in the faith.
· Teaching underprivileged for free the Charis online Bible school
· Running 6 weekly Life Groups besides the weekly Bible school
 How to HELP?
Please contact us for more information. TY!


October Newsletter 2018

Dear partners, friends and supporters, 

              Thank you so much for your participation and encouragement in our work. Together we are changing the world, our sphere of influence. As we continually build our lives upon the Word and will of God we are seeing the fruitfulness increase and many being brought to Him. Our labors are not in vain.  We are storing up rewards for eternity, the rewards of lives changed and reached for the Lord and of hearing His, “Well done, good and faithful servant!” If you are not yet partnering with us and would like to do so, please do not hesitate. “One can chase a thousand, but two can put ten thousand to flight!” our united efforts not only add to, but multiply our efforts.

3-Days Healing Crusade in Sir Lowry's Pass:

This month we had a 3-days combined effort with our church, Gracelife,  reaching out to the Sir Lowry’s Pass community!

1st Day:

The first night was a training/planning session for the next day. Our students and other members of the church were challenged to step out and lead a team reaching others with the message of the Good News.

At the end of the meeting everyone was treated by to hot pizza and a wonderful time of fellowship.

2nd Day:

The following day after a brief pep-talk everyone divided into teams and hit the streets to seek and save the lost.

Emily helped with the food preparation and that very same day Dis-Chem contacted us to donate two boxes of bread! Perfect timing! Praise the Lord!

Over 100 hot meals of chicken, rice and veggies, and bread were prepared and prepackaged for the evening.

In the evening we had full house. Here Herman stood up and shared testimonies of healing stirring up everyone’s faith and expectations.

 Many people were prayed for and deeply touched. People were being healed physically and emotionally. 

 And over our three day event we saw several pairs of legs grown out. God is good! The same yesterday, today and forever! Glory to God!

Seen are some of the people from Sir Lowry’s Pass leading the worship singing a capella! We usually do a lot of dancing as well, but this evening space was restricted! Haha!

Our precious team ready to minister to everyone’s needs and feed the hungry!

3rd Day:

On the third day, having started out 8 o’clock and hitting the streets, going to the HH Hospital to pray for the sick, etc. we met in the evening in the large hall of the Primary School in Sir Lowry’s Pass for a healing meeting and a powerful Word from various speakers. —Philip encouraging everyone to take advantage of the opportunity for prayer.


We are very grateful to the Lord and our good friends who generously donated a large TV screen. It is now, after some minor repairs, being used for our online Charis Bible College studies and is greatly appreciated by our students as it is so much more comfortable for viewing!

14 large boxes of Weet-Bix were distributed to ECD centers, soup kitchens and individual families as seen above.

We thank Dis-Chem for their support,  and our Gracelife family who is the main source of clothing distribution,  etc.

Each month we receive 100 liters of milk that we distribute between Sir Lowry’s Pass and Nomzamo.

Woolies assist us with food twice weekly. Here Philip is seen with one of the loads ready to be delivered.

Building Materials:

We want to thank the Lord, and our precious friends, who provided lots of wood for building materials…..

 tiles and cement....

fencing and security gates!

Bible Study Groups:

 We now have two new Bible study groups (Life Groups) going through the elementary course of our Christian beliefs 'Rooted'. (Seen here and in the photo below). We are running three groups that are going through Rooted, but the third group is ahead of the others and halfway through the course.

 This group that's being taught Rooted is mainly being taught by Emily (who by the way is doing an excellent job). I, Rita, am there with her to help and guide, if needed. This group consists mainly of the Sir Lowry's Pass committee members. 

We also run a leadership training course once a week for potential leaders, and further equipping of those that already are.

.Other Bible Study Groups:

We have s study group that meets every Thursday. This group has been through several of Andrew Wommack's study guides and are presently going through, How to Become a Water Walker!

Sharing the Word at Gracelife Church:

Last Sunday I, Rita, was invited to speak at the church about 'A Life on a Mission'. I spoke about having the eternal perspective and gave the life-story of Arthur Stace who became known as 'Mr. Eternity'.And brought out the various things that Jesus told those who wanted to follow Him. I ended with the parable about the man who built upon a rock and the man who built upon the sand. We have a short life-span of opportunity in which to affect all of eternity!

Bus Update:

We thank those of you who have contributed towards our bus. We are making progress towards the goal for which we are very thankful. Meanwhile we are keeping an eye on the market and are trusting the Lord that He will bring the right vehicle at the right time when we are ready. Thank you for your prayers and contributions.